OTV Celebrated Women With “Filmmaking While Femme”


( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) Open Television Celebrated Women’s History Month and Hosted Roundtable for Award-Winning Guest Panelist

ENSPIRE Contributor: Anastasia Hanna

On Monday, March 8th, Open Television (OTV) kicked off Women’s History Month with an amazing virtual event “Filmmaking While Femme.” The roundtable was moderated by Sarah Minnie (OTV) with guest panelist Ashley O’Shay (Unapologetic Film),
Elena Valentine (Mezcla Media Collective, Skill Scout), and Stephanie Jeter (OTV Studio).

Along with the virtual roundtable available on OTV, OTV highlighted selected artists to be spotlighted across OTV’s social media platforms throughout the month. Each artist shared filmmaking while femme tips. These tips included, but were not limited to, sharing resources that helped them on their journey, production or writing tips they would like to share, or general information they would impart on an emerging woman and femme-identified filmmaker. They shared the tips across OTV’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

The “Sisters in Cinema” documentary is OTV’s feature of the month and complemented by additional films 35, Itchy IOUs, and For the Love of Monsters. Click HERE to watch OTV’s virtual “Filmmaking While Femme Roundtable Talk.”

About OTV (Open Television)

OTV (Open Television) is a non-profit platform for intersectional television. They incubate, distribute, and exhibit artists that commercial television networks and art institutions do not develop consistently—artists who identify with multiple identities marginalized by the market and society. OTV experiments with alternative ways to develop, produce, and exhibit art and television. Their programs center artistic expression, intersectionality, Chicago and digital networking. #weareotv // @weareotv on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.